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the d.c. fire department. good afternoon. i'm jim handly. the fire chief has announced his resignation. in an e-mail he said he will be working as a consultant and will leave his post effective january 2, 2011. when the new administration takes over. >> ruben is the second high profile cabine member to definitively declare thate is leaving following the defeat of mayor adrian fenty in last month's democratic primary. the rst was michelle rhee who will hand over the reins of the school system to kaya henderson. that happens next week. troubled actss lindsay lohan faces more tough talk from a judge but she is avoiding another stint in jail for now. the prosecutors were pushing for lohan to spend another six months behind bars for violating her probation. however, she is back on her way to rehab instead. >> repter: a relieved lindsay
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lohan left her court hearing in beverly hills today, not in a sheriff's jail van but in her own car, headed back to rehab. >> clear what i the court could have done, this judge could have sent her to jail for a pretty long stretch of me. i'm a little surprised that they did not. >> reporter: after sternly lecturing her about turning into a traiwreck, the judge said to continue treatment until january 3 at the betty ford center in rancho mirage, california, where lohan has been for the past three weeks. last month, judge fox sent lohan directly to jail after the 24-year-old publicly confessed on her twitter pkt she failed r court-ordered drug and alhol screening test. hours later, the actress was released after another judge overruled the month-long jail te. >> the family seems visibly moved. everyone seems visibly moved in the courtroom. lindsay was crying. her lawyer embraced her. l of this in a court hearing. it's not like most of the court
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hearings we've had in the past. >> reporter: all will she spend about 14 bars behind bars and months more in rehab since the 2007 drunk driving conviction that she can't seem to move past. if lohan passes all of her drug and alcohol tests until her next hearing in february, she'll go on unsupervised probation. if she fails, the judge says she'll go straight to jail. that february hearg is set for the 25th meaning lohan will have near twloi mons after she gets out of rehab to prove that she can stay clean on her own. nbc news. this afternoon california authorities are reporting more trouble for lohan's father michael. santa monica police say he was attacked in a parking lot last night by a man who was wielding a sharp object. chael lohan suffered minor injuries and police are still looking for his attacker. a developing story this afternoon in chantilly, virginia, where a woman is dad after an apparent domestic dispute.
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it happened in the 13800 block of rembrat way. police discovered a 44-year-old woman shotto death when they arrived. officers took her 43-year-old husband into custody. they say there were other people inside the home at the time. police are now interviewing those people to try to figure out exactly what happen. after five days, they have a ju in the chandra levy murder trial. th jury was chosen this afternoon. it is four men and 12 women. floer serve as alternates. the jury will hear the case against ingmar guandique. he was charged in the kidnapping and murder of the former intern in 2001. her remains were found a year later in rock creek park. today judge instructed jurors not to use tweets or any other social media toommunate about the trial. opening statements are set to begin on monday. the leader of one of the largest churches in the country was laid to rest today.
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she led 19,000 members at jericho's city. praise. toy her followers, local and state leaders and members of the community paid their final respects. tracee wilkins has more fr the celebration in landover. >> god says you go back. >> repter: she took a baptist mission group and developed one of the largest churches in the nation, parishioners, family and friends laying her to rest. >> what a mighty warrior who is going on to be with the lord. >> i feel happy and i feel sad. i know that she's gone to be with the lord. and i wouldn't know fai if it wasn't for her. >> reporter: the sanctuary holds 11,000 people. the church grounds also held jericho residents apartments for senior citizens. a business development center where company are locating and
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creating a jobs. the christian college and a school for students from 2 years to eighth grade all based on the leadership of the pastor. she built the church with her husband who died in 1996. now the church's members are considering the future about one of the only pastors they've known. >> i thank god that i know where pastor is. she is with the lord. >> we lost a great leader and she is gone to be with the lord. she left her good work with us. >> she alwaysaid she didn't want any credit for the work she was doing here. she said what she was doing was god's work and he is the one to receive the credit.
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both candidates for governor attended the service today. they are trying to reschedule a radio to the state that had originally been scheduled today. this the first year maryland has had early voting and it began today. if you're a registered voter in maryland and you want to cast your vote before election day, you can vote between now and next thursday. eck with your local board of elections for hours and locations. all those early voting centers will be closed on sunday. so what will washington look like after the mid terms? with less than two weeks to go now, some top republicans are reading the tea eaves. they're starting to jump on the tea party express. while democrats are still hoping to run the movement f the road. president obama is still on the west coast hoping to hold his democratic majority but the house looks likely to go republican. sarah palin's tea party express is out west.
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polling indicates tea party candidates could win dozens of house seats. they're pledging to repeal the democrats' health care law and balance budgets first put in the red unl republican leadership. to avoid a battle inside their party, top republicans in the house, leader john bain we a, br know the gop establishment is rushing to embrace them theea party candidates aren't outside the main stream, they said today. we've got a cavalry of men and women headedo washington, said pent. no compromise on reappealing obamacare. boehner, said a spokesman, is doing everything possible to supporall o republican candidates. insider boehner who hopes to be house speaker is tapping his huge cpaign war chest to support tea party candidates. cash from wall street and other
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special interest groups that many tea partiers condemn. the former house speaker dennis hastert. >> if you call them crazy tea party people, they get elected. the majority of the people in the district thought ty were the best thing. those are the people you have to work. with. >> reporter: senate democratic leader harry reid in a tight race with sharron angle -- >> not as many as you think. >> reporter: 11 days until we know. every win by a tea party candidate will put republicans closer to a majority. that's what gop leaders care about most. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. well, you needed a pair of sun shades and a jacket out there today and you might want to bring a few plants indoors tonight. >> now it's time for the weekend. doug kammerer hashe answers. how are we looking? >> we've been talking about it over the last couple days. the national weather service has
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issued a frost advisory for much of the region, mostly to the westf the i-95 corridor. we will see the potential for some frost and even some freezing temperatures. take a lk outside. bright blue skies. a gorgeous looking day. but yes, definitely a chill in the air as temperature are runng about five to ten degrees ove average. 59 degrees at the airport. winds out of the west at nine miles per hour. they've been gusty today. current temperature, fredeck, maryland, at 57 degrees. sterling, virginia, around 57. toward la plata, around 59. and quantico around 59 as well. what will we be seeing? those winds ll stay up thrgh the evening hours. sterling has seen a wind gust of 24 miles an hour. 24 toward la pta. winds gusting between15 a 25 miles an hour through the evening. they will calm down and that will all for areas of frost. montgory county, fred rirks fauquier, prince william, all under that frost advisory.
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areas to the west like shenandoah couy, that's a freeze warning as we could see freezing temperature there. a good idea to bring in those sensitive plants. the temperures will be falling quickly, by 11:00, around 49 degrees. that is inside the beltway. getting ready for one cold night but a big warup is in the forecast. i'll have it for you coming up. we're following a developing story out of california today. three beaches in santa barbara county are clod after a deadly ark attack. it happened this morning off surf beach at vandenberg air force base. the ctim was a student at nta barbara city college who was body boarding at the time. this was the second shark attack at that same beach in the past two years. the beaches are closed for the next threedays. when news4 at 4:00 continues, it might be less than a happy meal for the family. prices are going up at a favorite fast food restaurant. in hot pursuit. police give chase to a car ief
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but not just any thief. wait uil you hear how old he was and why he did it. can employers legally require to seeour birth certificate? that's thequestion. that's thequestion. the answer is women are charged 40% more for the same alth insurance as men. domestic violence is treated as a pre-existing condition in eight states. womeare abused by their husbands and then by their insurance companies. and last year they tried to end our coverage for mammograms and other preventive services. well i'm proud to say i got the law changed. i'm barbara mikulski.i appe so you'll know that being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition.
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police comb the shoulders along i-95 looking for more physical evidence as to the
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shots fireat the.s. marine corps museum over the weekend. the museum is located in triangle, virginia. it is easily sn from this stretch of highway. police believe the gunman may have fired the shots from the interstate. the shooting happened early sunday when the museum was closed. several glass panels of the atrium were shattered. investigators have determined the caliber of the bullets used in the shooting. they're also comparing it to the bullets fired at the pentagon on tuesday. maryland police say they plan to press charges after a driver fell asleep on the driver. an suv appeared off route 228 south. prince george's county. 28-year-old marlin lorenzo and 24-year-old eric alvarado were mowing and picking up trash in the median. the driver to state investigators, he works overnight and fell asleep at the wheel before striking men. vre service should be upand
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running normally. two trains on the manassas line were canceled this morning because of a systemwide signal failure on part of e norfolk southern. a third train was stopped in the middle of its route. its passengers were taken by bus to the francona station. westbound 66 will be closed at 267. the fairfax county parkway for work on the dulles metro project. all traffic will be diverted on to 267. the closures will last from 11:00 tonight until 7:00 in the morning and from 11:00 tomorrow night until 8:00 sunday morning. let's get a look at the roads. ashley linder is monitoring the traffic. >> reporter: it is a typical friday out. there it is shaping up to look like just that. the capitalbelt sway already jammed every which way. here's both the inner and outer
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loop. it is coming from tyson, jammed up. we continue around. just bring this up for you. as you approach the american legion bridge, that's the pace you're dealing with. it really does not get better as we connue to make the way over there. the slow pace does continue toward connecticut. not until about kennelworth that you'll come back up completely. the outer loop conversely, wide open. 95 headed southbound, started off with two major accidents. one across the 123. both have cleared. the 95 trip headed southbound solid from the beltway to woodbridge. then break through briefly. back to you. >> all right, thanks, ash. the price of your next big mac mayoon be a little higher. mcdonald's is raising its prices. they will upset the rising costs of meat, wheat and other
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ingredients. they have not determined exactly which items will be affected but they plan to raise prices by 2% to 3%. this is mcdonald's first price increase in more thaa year we're talking love again this week with ellen mccarthy. good to see yo the bride and groom this week worked in the same office but this isn't how they became close, is it? >> no. these two, shannon and andy, she worked together for years and years. he said she was like a drone. she would come in, sit at her desk all day long, not talk to anyone and leave. he thought she was the most boring person on earth. the truth was she was in a bad marriage and she didn't want anyone to know she was having trouble at home so she really kept her cards close to her vest. when he went away to afghanistan a few years later, they discovered that they were both going through really tough
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divorces so they struck up thi long distance e-mail relationship. and then when he came home, it turned very quickly romantic. so isn that funny? two cubicles awayrom each other for years and nothing happened. >> then a world away -- >> yeah. once he went to the other side of the world they started becoming really close so they finally got married in a beautiful west virginia location just last weekend. >> love it. congratulations. e-mail does make f a small world. let's move on to the date lab segment. this sunday. >> weet up this guy named eric. 27 years old, a wine buyer, a texas native. he sor of considers himself very laid back, likes to have a good time. but he is also kind of worldly, he studied at cordon bleu. he is really looking for somebody who is sort of exotic, who has a little bitf international experience herself. so we kept that in mind when we set him up with amber who is 28. she works now in educ
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she is a fmer peace corp volunteer so she has hopstched all around the world. she has that on her resume and she is also a former homecoming queen who has it in the smarts department, too. a total package. we send them out to dupont circle and these two imdiately liked the looks of each other. they found one another very attractive and had a ton to talk about, too. they were sort of comparing the places they lived. she said we ordered but it was only sort of o of peer pressure because the waiter kept coming back and back and back. you're with a wine buyer. you're in such good hands. they ended up going to another bar after that and closing that place down. she said, i don't want to kiss and tell when we asked her how the date ended. but i think that's a pretty clear indication that, you know, we have a good one on our hands.
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we get about this. >> we have to read on sunday to find out how they scored. >> how they scored each other. >> we'll look forward to it. have a great weekend. >> of course, you can find out all the details this sday at washingtonpost.com/on love. and you can go to our weite, nbcwashington.com/aroundtown. >> sounds like a love connection to me. for the first time we're hearin from one of the local men who
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really cooled off out there. >> yeah, big time. >> and it will cool off even more. >> you're going to wake up tomorrow, a lot of people won't be ready for this. we'll have temperatures in the 30s. some areas toward freezing know back toward the mountains. tomorrow will be a very cool day. at least a cool start. look at this. a beautiful shot. plenty of sunshine. bright blue skies all across the area. i'll tell you, it looks great outside. if you walk outside, you probably need the coat as you step out. the temperatures are on the cool
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side. temperatures are 5 degrees at the airport with plenty of sun. dew point only 30 degrees. very dry and the wind is out of the west at about nine miles an hour. we continue to see gusts upward of 20 to 25 miles an hour. frederk at 57. only 55 in hagerstown. 57 in sterling and culpeper with 63 degrees. what do we see windwise? upwards of 25 miles an hour in sterling last hour. la plata, baltimore, frederick, the winds continue to blow. those winds will continue to calm down and diminish overnight and that will lead to a very cold night with clear skies. i expect some frost to develop and that's why the national weather service has put out a frost advisory for just about every county west of i-95. it does include loudoun and portions of montgomery county toward frederick county and down toward fauquier, prince william counties, l on the way down back toward the mountains. shenandoah county under a freeze warning. the temperatures could get close
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to the freezing mark in some areas, maybe even into the upper 20s. a very chilly night. inside the beltway, i think we'll stay above that 40-degree mark. satellite and radar showing those clear skies. we will continue to see those throughout the evening and the night and really throughout the next 24 to 48 hours. great weather in store after a very chilly night tonight. high pressure will settle dow to the south. as it moves out, we'll see a return flow to the southwest. that will give us some very warm conditions we go from very cool and chilly tonight and tomorrow morning to very, very warm as we end the weekend. temperature will easily be above ten degrees abov average. that will mean a very nice warming trend as we head into the weekend. this evening, mostly clear. to 57 degrs. as we move into the forecast for tomorrow morning, clear skies, chilly, areas of frost. 34 in some of the colder suburbs to about 45 in the city and around the beltway. then as we move int th day tomorrow, we have a warm-up quickly with lots of sunshine.
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temperature, 66 to 71 degrees. the winds will shift out of the southwest at tone 15 miles an hour. and that switch will create nice and warm conditions on sunday and monday. temperatures, 76 degrees both sunday and monday. nearly 78 on tuesday with a get chance of a couple of thunderstorms out there as well. so really just one really cold night tonight and then boom, right back to a nice warm-up. >> all right. thanks. we have some breaking news out of alexandria, virginia, where there is a fire at the virginia theological semary. fi officials tell us the main chapel is on fire right now. you can see from this distance shot, smoke is pouring out. this is a sprawling campus. >> the seminary was built in the 1800s. it is not clear whether anyone was inside the chapel. several dozen firefighters are now on the scene. this is virginia theological seminary located on seminary
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road in alexandria. an historic church burning. we'll have more details as soon as we get them. >> very well known within the episcopalian church. still to come, why they fired williams and how quickly his luck turned around. and an apolog sort of, from one of the cast members of "glee" over those controversial pictures. synctaxes 60 percent. property woman 1 syi didn't owatrnor man 3: he worked for ak 10 billn
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h big s don't need help. bob ehrlich's 24 years in politics. in congress ehrlich voted with george bush 90% of the time, protecting the special interests. as governor, ehrlich cut education, increased college tuition by 40%, and vetoed an increase in the minimum wage. and after losing his election, bob ehrlich joined a lobbying firm and got paid $2.5 million to represent casinos and wall street banks. bob ehrlich--24 years of putting the special interests first.
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>>welcome back to news4 at 4:00. m pat lawson muse. >> and i'm jim handly. it is back to rehab for lindsay lohan. prosecutors wanted to send her back to jill f failing her drug and alcohol screening test last month but today a judge called her an addict and ordered r to stay in rehab through the new year. the final jury of four men and 12 women was chosen today in the chandra levy murder trial. four will serve as alternates. the jury will their case against ingmar guandique in the murder of the d.c. intn nine years ago. opening statements are scheduled to begin on monday. >> the soft voicesnormally linked with national public
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radio growing louder, all er the firing of one of its contributors. juan william over his comments about muslims. antoday south carolina senator jim demint says he will introduce legislation to defund npr. norah o'donnell has the latest. >> reporter: juan williams fired by npr. >> they have to cast him out in a particularly vulgar way. insanity. >> reporter: an angry chorus over the firing. >> juan williams was not giving an opinion about muslims on airplanes. he was simply stating wt he felt. >> reporter: a long time fixture on cable and radio was fired from his npr analyst gig for the comments he made about muslims monday. >> look, bill, i'm not a bigot. you know the book i've written about the civil rights movement in this country. when i get on a plane, if i see people who are in muslim garb and i think they're identifying themselves first and foremost as muslims, i get worried.
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i get nervous. reporter: williams is unapologetic calling it political run amok. >> we're having an honest discussion. this is what america should be. people having a real debate. >> reporter: in a leaked internal memo, npr saidhey fired him because news analysts y not take personal public positions on controversial issues. >> his feelings that he expressed on fox news are between him and his, you know, psychiatrist or his publicist or take your pick. but it is not compatible with a news analyst. >> reporter: schiller later apologized for her psychiatrist but william has been offering his opinion for a decade on fox. and his firing unashed fury on the right which has long accused npr of liberal bias. sarah palin tweeted, npr defends first amenent rights but will fire you if you exercise it. but there was also support from the left. whoopi goldberg who stormed off
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th view agrees with him in this one. >> in all. our opinions, the thought of juan was a total mistake. >> reporter: willis is the latest tv personality dumped for controversial comments about race and religion. like rick sanchez and helen thomas. >> any time there is a nd. public intersection of debate about the role of muslims and terrorism, it is a real fear in our sociy right now. >> reporter: nbc news, washington. >> now fox news says it has signed a multiyear contract with williams and expanded his role with the network. he is scheduled to appear on bill o'reilly show tonight. an update on the story we told but yesterday. now one of the "glee" cast membs who took part in the controversial gq photo shoot is apologizing, sort of. deana plays cheerleader and "glee" club member. she writes on her blog that she's sorry if the pictures make
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anyone uncomfortable. that was not the intention, she said. she goes on to ite that if your 8-year-old has a copy our gq cover in hand, agn, i'm sorry. i would have to ask howonner did it get there? just when you thought it was safe to go back into the wat, the jerz shores creator said season three premiers january 6. the show which wrapped up season two with plenty of drama last night will return to its roots in seaside heights, new jersey. snooki's friend will be the new cast member. and yes, tlk has already started about season number four. when we come back, we'll have more on the fire at the virginia theologica seminary. and what should do you about the e-mails about winning foreign lotteries. what kind ofinformion are you required to show prospective employers? plus the president joins the
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[ ehrlich ] four years ago unemployment in maryland was under four percent. today, it's nearly double. and nearly a quarter of a million marylanders are looking for work. in addition, we face a national health care plan that will hurt small business and cost us jobs. so we have to ask, are you better off today than you werfour years ago? we're heading in the wrong direction. we need strong leadership. say no things we can't afford. fix our health care plan. and refuse traise taxes. martin o'malley can't do it. i will.
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there is a fireat the virginia theological seminary. joining us now on the phone, alexandr mayor. what can you tell us? we understand this started before 4:00. is that right? >> yes. ironically i was heading back home from being on the west end
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of the city. as i was coming ho, about maybe three minutes, two minutes past the seminary, i started hearing fire engines and sirens. by the time i got home, i didn't know what was going on. once i got home, my blackberry went off and said the two-alarm was taking place at the seminary. and we believe it is in the old historic tower there. major streets around thatampus e shut down, obviously. rush hour brought heavy traffic congestion. we're not aware of any injuries just yet but certainly everyone is overly concerned becauseof the historic significance of this historic structure. it is my understanding from folk on the scene that arerying to transmit and update that tower is burning extensively and more than likely will probably burn down to the ground. >> we see from this distant camera that smoke istill pouring out. it is right in the center of
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campus here. this is an 80 acre cam. certainly seminary road, has that been affected? >> yes. and i believe quaker lan so far have been thoroughly shut down. i don't thk there's any impact yet affecting king street. certainly again, this is prime rush hour time period. so we would expect significant traffic until they can get this massive fire under control. certain lay major blow to the campus here. that tower has a lot of historic significance. >> it certainly does. and of course across the country. this is the largest episcopal seminary in the united states. alexandria mayor, bill, you this for taking time with us. >> thank you. bye-bye.
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> can employers legally ask to see your birth certificate? do people who win prizes on tv have to pay tooxz their winnings? what do you do with foreign lottery mail? this is "ask liz." questions, questions, questions. >> answers, answers, answers. >> our first qution about employee rights. a viewer wants to know if a potential employer can legally require to you show a copy of your birth certificate. >> the dartment of justice helped with us this question. the answer is, it depends. employees are required to show twoypes of documents for new jobs. the first document establishes your identity. examples would include your driver's license or your passport. the second estaishes employment authorization. potential employees can show their social security cards or their birth certificates to prove this. these documents help employees complete the form i-9. now all u.s. companies are
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required to fill out this form for each person that they empl, and once a potential employee satisfies the requirements of the form, most jobs cannot demand to seether private information. to get the job, probably that or like your passport and your driver's license. that kind of thing. >> some kind i.d. our next question come from clarence. he wants to know if people who win prizes on tv have to pay taxes on them. >> if you're lucky enough to win, right? we quhekd the internal revenue service. the answer is, any prize that is won in a contest or on a television showis treated like income for tax reasons. for instance, if a contestant won a car on a game show, he or she would have to report the fair market value of that car as taxable income. there is no minimal amount that can be exclude asked since the taxes are treated like income, the tax amount dends on the valley eustis prize. it's that simple.
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win something, pay something. >> our final question comes from a view who got an e-mail from someone who wants to deposit million of dollars into her bank acunt and she wants to know how to handle this foreign lottery mail. >> red flag, red flag, red flag. we went to the federal trade commission. it says st promotions are simply phon the scammers are trying to get your bank account or your credit card numbers. plus, playg a foreign lottery, by the way, over the phone or through the mail, is against u.s. federal law. the ftc says ignore e-mails or phone solicitations about foreign lotteries and giv any foreign lottery mail to your local postmaster. if you've got a question would you like us to consider, send to it ask liz. you can use thi e-mail for any story ideas you have. coming up, doou have to replace your box spring when you buy a new mattress?
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why do leaves change color in the fall and how long can you keep a product after the sell-by date? we'll tell you those answers on news4 at 5:00 tonight. >> thank you. when we co back, what's in your wall sunse soon your credit card may be doing more for you.
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we got smart phones. now our credit krards getting smarter. america's banks are paying catch-up with europeans which have chip embedded cards instead of magnetic strips. they have buttons and tiny lights and lets you pay with rewards points or credit. but there is always a but. some smart phones are already so advanced, they can almost be your credit card. pl stores must install new smart card readers for them to work. so everybody has to get on board with them. >> when you swipe that credit card, it should say something like, are you sure? >> yeah. a big fist comes out. >> that would really besmart, wouldn't it? >> are you sue? >> let me think about it. thanks, visa.
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>> temperaturewise, a very cool day out there. even withbundant sunshine. the highs only so far around 59 degrees around the airport. it loo gorgeous. very windy as well. current wind gusts at 21 miles an hour so far in frederick. 23 in baltimore and 24 down tord la plata. frost advisory in if he can for just about every area west of i-95 tonight. does not include fairfax county but includes just about everybody there. to get a colete list, you can go to nbcwashingn.com. chilly air today, tonight and tomorrow. much war he by tomorrow afternoon. that's the good news. we'll see the temperatures, 34 to 45 degrees with some ars of frost. there's thforecast. warming up nicely after that cool start to about 70 degrees. >> i'm going to host the dietes walk tomorrow afternoon. i am a going to need the parka? >> it will be a little cool.
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by the time you're finished, it will feel good. >> a lot of people, too. coming up tomorrow, a story of survival. former nasa administrator sean o'keefe talks about for the very first time waking u in the plane in alaska. and mel gibson's meltdown. this wasn't a terrorist attack it w death by metro, death by mismanagement. i called for an immediate audit, the results were chilling. so i insisted metro actually follow national safety standards for the first time. the brass at metro wasn't happy, but frankly i don't care. i'm not the nator for metro, i'm the senator for maryland. i'm barbara milski and i approve this message.
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the plan for a comeback for mel gibson ends before it begins. they said he will not be making a cameo afr all. a lot of people thought that film would do for gibson what the original did for mike tyson. thats, rehabilitate a career lost to ars of bad headlines. but the film's director said certain unname cast and crew members didn't want to wrk with gibson. >> it was less than three months ago that a plane crash claims the life of the former alaska senator ted stevens and four other peop including a prominent lobbyist from germantown. bill phillips. sean o'keefe and his son survived the crash and the long hours until help arrived partly due to the actions of phillips' 13-year-old son willy. tonight on "dateline" friday, ann curry will have the first in-depth account of their ordeal. >> reporter: sean o'keefe and his 19-year-old son kevin we
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on a fishing trip in alaska in one of the most beautiful places on earth. suddenly the plane carrying them and seven others to a camp crhed into a mountain side. >> abrupt, very massive stop. no notice. absolutely no change in altitude. turbulence. it just, impact. >> reporter: sean blacked out but not for long. he woke up togonizing pain and immobity. >> everything from my knees down was pinned down. >> reporter: in the first awful minutes after impact, sean couldn't find his son. then he looked up. >> he was right straight ahead of me suspended from the overhead of the aircraft. >> rorter: kevin was still in his seat. his legs trapped by twisted metal. even more alarming -- >> he was not moving. iept shouting to see if he was alive. >> reporter: kevin didn't respond. his father, helpless and in extreme pain, refused to give
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up. >> i don't care what it takes. i'm going to find the will to get through this. >> reporter: no one knew the plane was missing for three hos. and it took another two hours to spot. he was lying in treacherous trin a mountain that was hard for even a helicopter to reach. rescuers faced a daunting task. >> it was rocky, it was steep, it was windy, it was raining. the weather was coming down. the clouds were very near to where he had to land. >> reporter: despite the ricks, dr. bowman and the pilot decided to try t fly in. they knew seriously ijured survivors could not hold on for long. >> anne curry picks up the story tonight at 9:00 here on nbc 4. when we come back on news4 at 4:00, tragedies across the country because of bullying have gotten the attention of the pr
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police in south carolina today a fourth grader stole this truck. it took a 45inute chase with dozens of officers in tow. he blew through stop signs. even drove by his own home sefrlg ever several times. the very next day, police say he stole another car and went for
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another joyride. when asked why he did it, he reportedly said, he was tired of walking. > we've hea so ch lately about teenagers taking their over lives after being bullied for being gay. it is just one example of what can be a problem for any student. president obama is weighing in on the situation and we warn that you some of the images in this report are graphic. kristen dahlgren has the story. >> reporter: this is what bullying looks like. 16-year-old special ed student page jones. her mother said first bullied in her school by a classmate, she was then beaten and left in a ditch. >> thought she was dead. i saw her body slumped over this -- >> reporter: page survived and may be one of the lucky ones. just this week there are reports at least two more teens committed suicide after being bullied. it is being lled a nationwide epidemic and it's now taking many forms.
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>> it is not just face to face bullying. the new technology has given an anonymity to how this is happening to young people. >> rorter: the problem is so big, it has caught the attention of the nation's leaders. the president taped this message of support for students who were bullied. >> you didn'to anything wrong. you didn't do anything to deserve being bullied. >> reporter: from president obama to secretary of state hillary clinton. >> your life is so important. to your family, your friends, and to your country. >> reporter: their message is simple. you're not alone. and while schools now work the increase curriculum that deals with he go from bullying to internet etiquette, educators say parents can do some homework, too. finding out answers to these questions. >> how was your day? what happened today? how was lunch? >> reporter: it may be the most important quiz your kids get. opening a dialogue on a problem experts say everyone is responsible for.
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>> nobody thought enough to get involved. >> reporter: with so many young lives hanging in the balance. nbc news, washington. that's news4 at 4:00. news4 at 5:00 starts right now. we have breaking news in alexandria. there is a fire at the virginia theological seminary. the main chapel is on fire. >> this seminary was built back in the early 1,800s. it is not clear if anyone was side but several dozen firefighters are now on the scene of that sprawling 80-acre campus. good evening. i'm jim handly. >> we have a reporter on the scene right now. we'llave more on that fire in just a few moments. first, also, the end of this workweek has become a day of

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